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Hanson plc: Quiz


Question 1: In 1985 Hanson launched a bid for SCM, an American chemicals to ________ business.
IBM Selectric typewriterTypewriterE. Remington and SonsBlickensderfer typewriter

Question 2: An attempt in 1991 to purchase ________, once seen by many in Britain as the nation's leading company but then in decline, was highly controversial and ended in failure.
GKNImperial TobaccoImperial Chemical IndustriesTate & Lyle

Question 3: Hanson plc (formerly Hanson Trust plc) is a British based international building materials company, headquartered in ________.
MaidenheadCookhamEton WickWindsor, Berkshire

Question 4: Hanson was built up by James Hanson, later Lord Hanson, and Gordon White, later ________, who set up Hanson Trust in 1964.
United KingdomEarly history of private equityGordon White, Baron White of HullHistory of private equity and venture capital

Question 5: Traded on the London Stock Exchange and a constituent of the ________ for many years, the company was acquired by a division of German rival Heidelberg Cement in August 2007.
Lloyds Banking GroupImperial TobaccoFTSE 100 IndexBarclays


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